Nothing excites us more than that first blush of spring when the willows bud out and tiny wild violets sprinkle the trails. Next comes the first salmon of summer…

Our Culinary Team

​Our talented team talk food, breathe food, and dream about dishes we’ll prepare in the upcoming season. Our kitchen crew share a passion for culinary adventure – and service to our guests. Meet our chefs. Talk to them, learn from them and with them. And, if you have the inclination, join us anytime in the kitchen.

Alaska Cuisine is...

Wild like our mountains and oceans

​We forage daily for wild edibles, sea vegetables, herbs, berries and mushrooms. We serve only Alaska wild fish and we seek out Alaska farmers and purveyor partners. We weave wild elements into our rustic modern lodge cuisine.

A Cooking School on an old Boat

​The Cooking School at Tutka Bay

The Widgeon II was a 1940’s crabbing boat with a short assignment as a war boat. It is home to our frequent cooking classes covering cuisines of the world through the foods of Alaska.